Two Women from Two different cultures with One Goal in Mind…
Inspired by ancient beauty secrets of Moroccan women, we embarked on an adventure with one goal in mind. To source the most powerful and purest Moroccan skincare oils. It is with this philosophy that Marrouge was created.
It all started in early 2018 when we decided to take a trip to Syndele’s native Marrakech in search of the naturally potent Argan and Prickly Pear oils, for which the women in her family used for generations as powerful beauty potions for glowing skin. Our oils can only be found in Morocco and only in purest form from a few of the most prestigious oil makers in the country, specially formulated for us and now to you.
We have always shared a love of friendship and all things beauty which is what led us on the hunt for radiant and youthful skin. Drena, a native New Yorker and Syndele a true Parisian with Moroccan roots, both worked in the luxury fashion and beauty industry for years.
One thing we knew was we were fed up with the harsh chemicals and false promises of big cosmetic companies and their overly priced products. We knew we wanted to create an affordable luxury skin care line that has real skin benefits with powerful natural ingredients.
Kismet (meaning “destiny” in Arabic) brought us to our home in London where Marrouge was born and where we showcase our products to other women who we know will benefit from and love these products as much as we do. For our love of all things beauty to you, we invite you to explore our Moroccan beauty secrets.
Drena & Syndele
Drena & Syndele
Marrouge is a brand that not only relies on the natural resources of Morocco but we also rely on the help of Moroccan women. Moroccan women have played a vital role in the production of argan oils and it is many of these women who are employed throughout Morocco to work in cooperatives where Argan oil is produced.
A centuries old tradition, Berber women and their families rely on the traditional methods of cracking the argan kernels and pressing of the oil in cooperatives as a means of raising their families and working closely together. They are able to be empowered and establish independence, earn living wages and contribute to helping the environment. As argan trees are vulnerable to degradation, drought and other uncontrollable natural factors, women in these cooperatives have established “tree nurseries” to preserve seeds and nurture argan tree seedlings, the indigenous plantation that their independence is reliant on.
A portion of our sales goes towards helping these women and building more argan trees to help the environment. Marrouge supports the people and the country of Morocco and works closely with charities, suppliers and co-operatives in Morocco to provide food, clothing and aid to help build and elevate its environment and people.
“Giving back is the greatest gift of love for humanity and the greatest source of joy of life”
We are committed to creating beauty products that are natural, organic and ethically sourced and believe in supporting the local suppliers who farm many of the oils we use in our products. We also try to maintain environmental sustainability and use glass and recycled plastics in our packaging.
Many of the local suppliers employ women and supporting women is at the core of our ethics and beliefs. All of our products are made in Morocco and specially formulated for Marrouge to you.